Mark Visentin

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Mark Visentin
Mark Visentin WJC12 goal crop.jpg
Visentin with Team Canada at the 2012 World Junior Championships
Born (1992-08-07) August 7, 1992 (age 21)
Waterdown, ON, CAN
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 192 lb (87 kg; 13 st 10 lb)
Position Goaltender
Catches Left
NHL team (P)
Cur. team
Arizona Coyotes
Portland Pirates (AHL)
NHL Draft 27th overall, 2010
Phoenix Coyotes
Playing career 2012–present

Mark Visentin (born August 7, 1992) is a Canadian ice hockey player currently playing for the Portland Pirates in the American Hockey League (AHL) as a prospect for the Arizona Coyotes of the National Hockey League (NHL). He was selected 27th overall by the Phoenix Coyotes in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft, and was the second goaltender taken in the draft. Visentin represented Canada at the 2011 World Junior Championships, starting four games in the tournament, and finishing second, and during the 2012 World Junior Championships, starting Canada's opening game vs. Finland.

Playing career[edit]

Minor[edit]

Visentin played his minor hockey with the Halton Hurricanes, winning a provincial PeeWee AAA championship in 2002–03.[1] He was selected by the Niagara Ice Dogs in the third round (54th overall) of the 2008 Ontario Hockey League (OHL) Priority Selection.[2]

Junior[edit]

Visentin made his Ontario Hockey League (OHL) debut for the Niagara Ice Dogs during the 2008–09 season. He played in 23 games, winning five.[3] In the 2009–10 season Visentin saw increased playing time, appearing in 55 games and winning 24.[3] After the season, Visentin was ranked fourth among North American goalies by the NHL Central Scouting Bureau.[2] He was drafted by the Phoenix Coyotes in the first round (27th overall) of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.[4]

Professional[edit]

At the tail end of the 2013–14 season, Visentin was recalled from AHL affiliate, the Portland Pirates, and on April 12, 2014 he made his NHL debut in net with the Phoenix Coyotes for a 3-2 defeat to the San Jose Sharks.[5]

International play[edit]

Medal record
Competitor for Canada Canada
Ice hockey
World Junior Championships
Silver 2011 Canada
Bronze 2012 Canada

Visentin's first experience with Hockey Canada resulted in a gold medal with Team Ontario at the 2009 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge.[1] During the summer of 2010, Visentin spent time in the summer at Team Canada's summer development camp, as well as Hockey Canada's goaltender camp.[1]

After Canada's tryout camp in December, Visentin made Canada's team for the 2011 World Junior Championships.[6] Olivier Roy was Canada's starting goalie for most of the tournament, but Visentin replaced him after a loss to Sweden. Visentin won against Switzerland in the quarterfinals, and the United States in the semi-finals, securing his spot as Canada's number one goalie for the gold medal game against Russia.[7] After the semi-final against the United States, Visentin was named Canada's player of the game.[8] In the final, Russia scored five goals in the third period on Visentin to capture the gold medal, 5-3. After the game, Visentin struggled to explain what had happened, "There's really no words to describe it."[9]

Personal life[edit]

Growing up, Visentin's favourite hockey team was the Montreal Canadiens, and his favourite player was Carey Price.[1] Visentin grew up in the community of Waterdown, Ontario.

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP W L T/OT MIN GA SO GAA SV% GP W L MIN GA SO GAA SV%
2007–08 Halton Hurricanes OMHA 44 1980 98 0 2.22
2008–09 Niagara IceDogs OHL 23 5 11 3 1099 78 0 4.26 .871
2009–10 Niagara IceDogs OHL 55 24 26 5 3209 160 0 2.99 .911 5 1 4 305 18 0 3.54 .904
2010–11 Niagara IceDogs OHL 46 30 9 6 2714 114 4 2.52 .917 14 9 5 823 35 1 2.55 .929
2011–12 Niagara IceDogs OHL 42 30 9 2 2407 80 10 1.99 .926 20 13 7 1217 51 0 2.51 .915
2012–13 Portland Pirates AHL 30 15 12 1 1669 83 2 2.98 .903
2012–13 Gwinnett Gladiators ECHL 1 1 0 0 60 2 0 2.00 .929
2013–14 Portland Pirates AHL 45 14 19 6 2341 127 0 3.25 .902
2013–14 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 1 0 1 0 59 3 0 3.05 .906
NHL totals 1 0 1 0 59 3 0 3.05 .906

Awards and honours[edit]

Honours Year
OHL First All-Star Team 2010–11
OHL Goaltender of the Year 2010–11
Dave Pinkney TrophyOHL Lowest Team Goals Against (shared with Christopher Festarini) 2011–12 [10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Mark Visentin". Hockey Canada. Retrieved 2011-01-05. 
  2. ^ a b "Visentin, Mark". National Hockey League. Retrieved 2011-01-05. 
  3. ^ a b "Mark Visentin Niagara Ice Dogs". Ontario Hockey League. Retrieved 2011-01-05. 
  4. ^ "Coyotes Select Mark Visentin 27th overall in 2010 NHL Entry Draft". Phoenix Coyotes. 2010-06-25. Retrieved 2011-01-05. 
  5. ^ "Sharks outlast Coyotes". Sports Illustrated. 2014-04-12. Retrieved 2014-04-12. 
  6. ^ "Visentin Named to Team Canada". Niagara Ice Dogs. 2010-12-15. Retrieved 2011-01-05. 
  7. ^ Pyette, Ryan (2011-01-04). "Net gains for junior finalists". Toronto Sun. Retrieved 2011-01-05. 
  8. ^ "Best Players Per Game". International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved 2011-01-05. 
  9. ^ "Late collapse costs Canada gold at World Juniors". Canadian Broadcast Corporation. 2011-01-05. Retrieved 2011-01-06. 
  10. ^ "OHL Defensive Award Winners". BayShoreBroadcasting.com. 2012-04-01. Retrieved 2012-04-01. 

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Preceded by
Brandon Gormley
Phoenix Coyotes first round draft pick
2010
Succeeded by
Connor Murphy